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From Oceania to North America, indigenous peoples have created storytelling traditions of incredible depth and diversity. The term 'indigenous storywork' has come to encompass the sheer breadth of ways in which indigenous storytelling serves as a historical record, as a form of teaching and learning, and as an expression of indigenous culture and identity. But such traditions have too often been relegated to the realm of myth and legend, recorded as fragmented distortions, or erased altogether.

Decolonizing Research brings together indigenous researchers and activists from Canada, Australia and New Zealand to assert the unique value of indigenous storywork as a focus of research, and to develop methodologies that rectify the colonial attitudes inherent in much past and current scholarship. By bringing together their own indigenous perspectives, and by treating indigenous storywork on its own terms, the contributors illuminate valuable new avenues for research, and show how such reworked scholarship can contribute to the movement for indigenous rights and self-determination.

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ISBN-13: 9781350348172
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/14/2022
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 720,958
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jo-ann Archibald (Q'um Q'um Xiiem) is scholar and educational practitioner from the Sto:lo and St'at'imc First Nations in British Columbia, Canada. She is professor emeritus in the Educational Studies Department at the UBC Faculty of Education. She was previously the Associate Dean of Indigenous Education, and the Director of NITEP (UBC's Indigenous Teacher Education Program). She is the author of Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit (2008).

Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan is a Maori scholar and educational practitioner. Her tribal affiliations are to Ngati Mahuta, Waikato-Tainui. She is a Professor of Maori Research, and Director of Nga Wai a te Tui Maori and Indigenous Research, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She previously served as deputy director of the Kotahi Research Institute, The University, and as the head of the School of Maori Education (Te Puna Wananga), The University of Auckland. Her previous works include: co-edited book Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, research and practice (Hutchings & Lee-Morgan, 2016) that won Te Korero Pono in the Nga Kupu Ora Aotearoa Maori Book Awards 2017; Oho ake: Rehu Marae (Lee & Selwyn, 2010); and Jade Taniwha: Maori-Chinese Identity and Schooling in Aotearoa (2007).

Dr Jason De Santolo is a researcher & creative producer. His tribal affiliations are Garrwa and Barunggam. He is Assoc Professor of Indigenous Research in the School of Design at University of Technology Sydney and an Associate in the Institute for Sustainable Futures. He previously worked as a Senior Researcher in Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research where he led New Media and the Indigenous Research Synergies strategy. Jason co-edited Decolonizing Research: Indigenous storywork as methodology (2019) with Jo-Ann Archibald and Jenny Lee-Morgan (Zed Books). His latest documentary Warburdar Bununu/Water Shield (2019) explores water contamination in his homelands and Borroloola, Northern Territory and will be premiering at the Sydney Film Festival.

Table of Contents

About the editors ix

Acknowledgements x

Foreword Linda Tuhiwai Smith xi

Introduction: decolonizing research: Indigenous storywork as methodology Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan Jason De Santolo 1

Part I Indigenous Storywork in Canada Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem 17

1 Following the song of k'aad 'aww: using Indigenous storywork principles to guide ethical practices in research Sara Florence Davidson 23

2 Indigenous visual storywork for Indigenous film aesthetics Dorothy Christian 40

3 Le7 Q'7es te Stsptekwll re Secwépemc: our memories long ago Georgina Martin Elder Jean William 56

4 Transformative education for Aboriginal mathematics learning: Indigenous storywork as methodology Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem Cynthia Nicol Joanne Yovanovich 72

Part II Indigenous Storywork in Aotearoa New Zealand Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan 89

5 "He would not listen to a woman": decolonizing gender through the power of purakau Hayley Marama Cavino 95

6 Naming our names and telling our stories Joeliee Seed-Pihama 107

7 Indigenous law/stories: an approach to working with Maori law Carwyn Jones 120

8 Whanau storytelling as Indigenous pedagogy: tiakina te pa harakeke Leonie Pihama Donna Campbell Hineitimoana Greensill 137

9 Purakau from the inside-out: regenerating stories for cultural sustainability Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan 151

Maori Glossary 167

Part III Indigenous Storywork in Australia Jason De Santolo 171

10 Indigenous storytelling: decolonizing institutions and assertive self-determination: implications for legal practice Larissa Behrendt 175

11 The limits of literary theory and the possibilities of storywork for Aboriginal literature in Australia Evelyn Araluen Corr 187

12 Lilyology as a transformative framework for decolonizing ethical spaces within the academy Nerida Blair 203

13 Putting the people back into the country Victor Steffensen 224

14 The emergence of Yarnbar Jarngkurr from indigenous homelands: a creative Indigenous methodology Jason De Santolo 239

Author biographies 260

Index 268

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